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Category: Accessible EPUB3

6 July, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Image Description – An Integral part of Content Accessibility

Image Descriptions are key to providing equal access to people who are low vision or blind the same information from an accessibility perspective. Often referred to as image descriptions or alternate text or alt text, let’s discuss how you can ensure accessibility for images. Images are an integral part of telling the story on the…

4 May, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Business Case for Publishers on how Accessibility can give you an edge in selling your product.

Accessibility has often been the last thing on organizations minds when they develop their products and services! But this is surely changing! We have seen the impact that Section 508 has impacted procurement in the US. Today, we are seeing it providing an edge not only at the Federal or Central level but at the states…

2 February, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

The world of digital publishing has just taken a very important step

If you’re familiar with e-books, then you most probably are aware of the ePub standard. It has wide support, which continues to grow. Many digital book reading apps like iBooks on Mac and iOS as well as Google Books support it. Some notable exceptions are there, but the overall trend in the industry is that…

7 November, 2016 Shilpi Kapoor

Explaining the Marrakesh Treaty for publishers and disability people’s organizations.

As per the the World Health Organization, there are around 285 million blind and people with visual impairment in the world, of which 90 per cent live in developing countries. As per the World Blind Union, of the million books published every year in the world, less than 10 per cent are made available in…

21 October, 2016 Shilpi Kapoor

Is there a case for an accessible E-book using the EPUB3 standard?

The case for providing an e-book has already been made, and publishers have already started to address this market! The question now to be asked is whether there is a case for an accessible e-book using the epub3 standard rather than just an e-book which can be enjoyed by people with disabilities also. “As an…

12 October, 2016 Shilpi Kapoor

Is Braille the only accessible format?

Access to information is one of the key barriers faced by people with disabilities! Accessible format or alternate format is a broad term to ensure that the information, book, file, video, audio or any content that you provide is accessible to people with disabilities also. In simple terms, it means providing information access in the…